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Hall of Fame Material: Daughter Lauren most impressed by Bill Self's ability to mentor

Although he would prefer for his team to be traveling there with him, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self will be in Arizona this weekend, when he will find out if he will be included in the Class of 2017 for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. During the next several days, in a series examining Self’s path to the Hall of Fame, the Journal-World will explore a few of Self's best qualities with some of the people who know him best.By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks reconvene after spring break without signs of regression

David Beaty and his assistants hadn’t sent their Kansas football players through drills and one-on-one situations or hit them with various install instructions in nearly two weeks, but the head coach said his Jayhawks didn’t look behind schedule when the team reconvened for practice Tuesday, following spring break. By Benton Smith

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Hall of Fame Material: Daughter Lauren most impressed by Bill Self's ability to mentor

Although he would prefer for his team to be traveling there with him, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self will be in Arizona this weekend, when he will find out if he will be included in the Class of 2017 for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. During the next several days, in a series examining Self’s path to the Hall of Fame, the Journal-World will explore a few of Self's best qualities with some of the people who know him best.By Matt Tait

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Versatile Billy Preston gearing up for McDonald's All-American Game

A few days after Kansas lost to Oregon in the Elite Eight, KU signee Billy Preston stood in the concourse of the United Center, where he is set to play Wednesday in the 40th annual McDonald’s All-American Game. KU’s defeat still feels like a fresh wound, but the 6-foot-10, 230-pound Preston was looking forward. He’s confident that the loss to Oregon can be the building block for an even brighter future in Lawrence. “It was a great season, we fought hard, that showed we had a lot of fight and heart inside of us,” said Preston. “With that being said, I want to bring that same competitiveness next year.” By Eli Kaberon

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KU's Frank Mason III unanimous choice for AP All-America team

Josh Jackson makes AP's third team

Frank Mason III was a last-minute recruit for Kansas. He turned into the Jayhawks' latest All-American. The senior guard was the only unanimous selection to the 2016-17 AP All-America team Tuesday, receiving all first-team votes from the same 65-member national media panel that selects the weekly AP Top 25.